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LA Theater Review

8 Piece Legs and Thighs

Choreographer Beth Megill and her dancers—Geneva DePalma, Erin Riddle, Karissa Smith, and Elyse Villa—take lighthearted aim at current obsessions with sexuality, weight loss, and objectification of women. They embrace a variety of styles—including modern, jazz, tap, and jazzercise, and utilizing an exercise ball, ThighMaster, and hula hoop. Megill plays a naive high school girl plagued by the demands made by Cosmopolitan magazine, peer pressure, and advertising, and a weight-loss dance class begins with disappointing results at the weighing-in and ends in an orgy of backsliding and ice cream. The tap number generated strongest audience approval.

Megill & Company at The Complex, 6476 Santa Monica Blvd., Hollywood. Thu., June 9, 9:30 p.m.; Thu., June 16, 9:45 p.m.; Fri., June 17, 9:45 p.m.; Thu., June 23, 9:45 p.m.; Fri., June 24, 9:45 p.m.; Sat., June 24, 9:45 p.m.

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